It seems there is an inordinate amount of information and opinions on what the mothers of the bride and groom should wear but what about dad? Traditionally, the father of the bride doesn’t just sit on the sidelines during the wedding day. Rather if you decide to follow tradition he may be the one walking you down the aisle. Of course, all eyes may not be on daddy dearest at that moment but we still want pops to look good.
Typically, the father of the bride wears a suit or tuxedo that is similar to the groom and groomsmen. However, this doesn’t mean that your dad has to look exactly like all the men in the wedding party. Your dad or father figure can totally wear something else that compliments all the other guys. Make sure he feels comfortable in his suit, he is included in the ordering process, and let him have fun with the accessories. Changing up the accessories is a fun way to incorporate your dad’s individuality and to help him stand out among the other gentlemen.
Outfits for the Father of the Bride
Classic Black Tuxedo
SuitShop • $194
Nothing says timeless like a classic black tuxedo. We love this tux! Pair with the classic black tuxedo pants and a vest to complete your black-tie look.
Light Blue Suit
SuitShop • $194
This jacket is a new addition to SuitShop’s inventory and is quickly becoming one of our favorites! The light steel blue color will stand out in photos and was designed with the trendsetting bridal party or dad in mind.
Light Grey Suit
The Modern Groom • $210
This light grey color tone adds an aura of sophistication to any groom or groomsman. TMG’s light grey suit offers a clean, modern look that is still classic and traditional. This suit in a distinct shade of grey comes with a matching vest and pants that will pair perfectly with your choice of a shirt and tie.
Midnight Blue Suit
The Modern Groom • $210
This Midnight Blue suit is a modern take on the traditional navy. With a tone that is a touch more vibrant and updated than your typical navy, this look exudes style, confidence, and sophistication.
Blue Microcheck Tuxedo
SARTORO • $638
Modern and sleek with a subtle sheen, the blue microcheck tuxedo is elegance and distinction all in one. A fitting look for the father of the bride on the wedding day.
Air Force Blue Prince of Wales Suit
SARTORO • $629
In a soft and elegant blue, the subtle prince of wales pattern accentuates this premium fabric blend of cashmere, wool, and silk. Your father and groomsmen will exude timeless style.
Gray Slim Fit Tuxedo
Men’s Wearhouse • $599.99
Woven from the 100% wool this elegant tuxedo features the finest details. It has a black satin-edged notch lapel, covered buttons, and smooth flat-front slacks in a flattering slim fit.
Tan Chambray Suit Separates
Men’s Wearhouse • $249.99
Suit separates allow you to choose your pant, vest, and coat sizes separately for a better fit. This suit coat is tailored in 100% linen and has an updated slim fit perfect for a spring or summer wedding.
Joseph & Feiss Grey Cutaway
Jos. A Banks • $159.99 rental
If the wedding is a more formal affair consider this tailcoat tuxedo. Your dad will look dapper in this cutaway coat, grey stripe pants, ascot, and vest.
Jos. A Banks • $399
This tailored fit suit is perfect for guys who prefer a slimmer fit. Available in 5 shades for whatever your wedding party prefers.
Burgundy Shawl Tuxedo
The Black Tux • $179 rental
Feel all the feels in a look that doesn’t hesitate to let it glow. The rich red tones of this shawl jacket hold all the power to light up the room. Includes a burgundy dinner jacket and classic black tuxedo pants.
The Black Tux • $149 rental
When your event is too formal for a colorful suit but a full-on tux is just too much, reach for this black beauty – the perfect look for dress code purgatory.
Seersucker Sapphire Bleu Suit
Haspel • $595
The original, just like your dad. This lightweight material is a summer staple. Not only will the bride’s escort stand out but he’ll be comfortable doing on that long walk down the aisle.
Accessories for the Father of the Bride
Grosgrain Black Suspenders
SuitShop • $25
A wedding favorite, these Hunter Grosgrain Solid suspenders are the perfect choice for your big day. Quality and affordability make these a must-have and give that extra polished look when your jacket comes off.
Carolina Blue Windowpane Vest
SARTORO • $149
Carolina blue flannel fabric that pops with its dark blue and orange accents. You are sure to stand out from the crowd in style with this vest.
Custom Tie Clip
JLynnCreations • $13
These brass tie clips are hand-stamped with Father of the Groom/Bride for a customized gift. Let either dad shine with their personalized gift.
Engraved Cuff Links
ErinBessJewelry • $39
These high-quality cuff links make the perfect, meaningful gift to give your stepdad or dad for your wedding. They make a great keepsake to remember your wedding day.
Sewhappygirls • $54
Custom embroidered love note hand-stitched on your most favorite picture for your first love ~ your Dad. This is sure to be a tear-jerker! Give your Dad this hand-embroidered love note as a reminder of your love on the big day.
Men’s Wearhouse • $49.99
Update a stylish look instantly with this bowtie. If plaid doesn’t work for your wedding party then there are several other colors, textures, and patterns to choose from.
Cap Toe Shoes
The Black Tux • $95
Time to shine. These patent leather, cap toe oxfords are designed to up the style factor on any formal look (not to mention, turn heads on the dance floor).
Red & Blue Basketweave Pocket Square
SARTORO • $19
This bright pocket square will add a pop of color to your Pop. He can accent his jacket or match the liner. Available in several patterns and colorways.
SuitShop • $12
These amazing socks from No Cold Feet Co. make a great gift and are sure to make a statement in pictures. Whether you choose a classic solid, stylish argyle, festive stripe, or playful polka dot, your dad will be stylish in these socks.
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